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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

On the workbench #2 - More Sarmatians

I decided to take a voluntary break from painting for tonight and tomorrow. The last couple of weeks have been quite intense on the painting front and I wanted to get myself ready for my FoG match tomorrow evening.

I *think* I have everything I need:

  • figures - check
  • terrain markers - check (though maybe not enough)
  • D6s - check
  • measuring sticks - check
  • marker blips - check
  • tape measure - check
  • paperwork - check
  • rules and crib sheets - check
  • tactical plan - errmmm, sort-of
So, what's on my workbench to be painted up after my break? Not a great deal:

16 light horse archers
48 javelin/spear infantry
9 armoured lancers for the command groups


These will be enough for me to have a reasonable army for now, but I still have another 24 "other cavalry", 24 armoured lancers and (gulp!) 72 protected lancers waiting to be prepped and painted.

Once they are painted up, I'll take a break from the Sarmatians and crack on with some of my SF stuff. I haven't decided yet which figures it will be - I've got so many to choose from right now. I was thinking about finally painting up some starships for Full Thrust, but I would want to be able to use spray paints for priming and basecoating and the cold weather rules this out for now. I also need to get some holding sticks to use while painting them (probably Litko flight pegs; I'll also order some other gaming bits at the same time).




8 comments:

  1. A rest is as good as...well...a rest. Enjoy and good luck tomorrow.

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  2. Do you intend to paint all the available options in the list?

    Then you'll need the rest indeed. I'll try to pop in tonight

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  3. Yes too much of a good thing. I tried painting last night but just could not get rolling. Pity as I could get some figures almost finished. Maybe today.

    Good luck for your game, just roll high.

    Ian

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  4. Good luck but don't worry about the tactical plan as the dice gods take the piss out of these......

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  5. Thanks all!

    @Seb - not all the options, but enough to field 800 points of Rhoxolani and non-Rhoxolani. I may eventually add the medium foot, slingers and "mob", but that won't be for a long time. Maxing out the armoured lancers and "other cavalry" for an 800 pt army would cost me another £60 or so (not too expensive) but would mean adding another 96 cavalry to the leadpile. Hmmm, that's not too bad either ;)

    @Ian & Fran - I've been making sacrifices to the dice gods for the last week, so hopefully they'll grant me high rolls :)

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  6. looks like someone is going to be a very busy person

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  7. So, how did the Sarmatians fare last night for their first practice outing?

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